I am longing for Summer, and I am certain I'm not the only one. In order to (at the very least) appease this longing, I bring you some summer-cheery videos.
BLUE BIRD is the 40th single released by Ayumi Hamasaki. It was released on June 21, 2006. BLUE BIRD was Hamasaki's 15th consecutive single to top the Oricon and 27th #1 single in total. A trance remix to BLUE BIRD is also on the single. On her official website, she describes BLUE BIRD as being a summer song~
Blue Bird also reunited Hamasaki with the composer Dai. BLUE BIRD was the first time he composed a song for Hamasaki since "Will" (2005), which she co-composed under the name Crea. BLUE BIRD was Hamasaki's first single to be certified platinum since 2005's "Heaven" and was her last single to achieve platinum status until Mirrorcle World (2008). The sales of BLUE BIRD made Hamasaki the first solo artist in Japan to sell over 20 million copies.
I've uploaded 5 live performances of this song in addition to the PV.
Belle & Sebastian are an indie pop band formed in Glasgow in January 1996. They are one of the best-known Scottish bands and are one of the most celebrated groups of the 1990s. Belle & Sebastian are often compared to influential indie bands such as The Smiths, as well as classic acts such as Love, Bob Dylan and Nick Drake. The name Belle & Sebastian is inspired by Belle et Sébastien, a children's book by French writer Cécile Aubry. Lauded by critics, Belle & Sebastian's "wistful pop" has nevertheless enjoyed only limited commercial success.
After releasing a number of albums and EPs on Jeepster Records, they are now signed to Rough Trade Records in the United Kingdom and Matador Records in the United States.
Plastic Tree is a rock band from Japan that was formed in December 1993 by Arimura Ryutaro and Hasegawa Tadashi. Since then, the line-up has changed a few times before settling on Ryutaro on vocals, Tadashi on bass, Nakayama Akira on guitar and Satou Kenken on drums. Tadashi is the leader but most decisions are made as a group.
Ryutaro and Tadashi wanted to combine two words to form the band name; something artificial and something natural. After trying a few combinations, they decided on ‘Plastic Tree’. Formerly, there were rumours floating around the web about the band’s name coming from PlayFake Plastic Trees but this was always disputed due to timing inconsistencies.
In the beginning, Plastic Tree were influenced greatly by The Cure. There was also a large britrock influence. Plastic Tree played a mix of indie rock, punk, and heavier grunge, characterized by Ryutaro’s generic Visual Kei voice and gloomy lyrics. They went through a period where they played more pop-rock and radio-style rock music, although they have recently returned from lighter music to their original roots.
In July 2006, Plastic Tree embarked on their first world tour that took them to Germany, France and Finland.
On the 23rd of February 2009, Sasabuchi Hiroshi left the band and was later replaced by Satou Kenken.
This band has a lot of memories for me. Hopefully you can enjoy them as much as I do. And, as always, please support the artist! ♥
Tsuchiya Anna NUDY xxxremixxxxxxx!!!!!!!! SHOW! Release Date: 11 Mar 2009 192 kbps
Tracklist: 01. Crazy World (FPM Hyper Society mix) remixed by Fantastic Plastic Machine 02. LUCY (digiping panda mix) remixed by Yutaka Furukawa (DOPING PANDA) 03. masquerade (RYUKYUDISKO REMIX) remixed by RYUKYUDISKO 04. Style (new born mix) remixed by ??? 05. GINGER (blanc. remix) remixed by blanc. 06. BUBBLE TRIP (STUDIO APARTMENT Remix) remixed by STUDIO APARTMENT 07. u (Sound Around remix) remixed by Sound Around 08. Dirty Game (Dexpistols remix) remixed by Dexpistols 09. cocoon (Volta Masters Remix) remixed by Takahiro Ichikawa (Volta Masters) 10. Virgin Cat (LAVA Remix) remixed by LAVA 11. Cockroach (AYASHIGE REMIX) remixed by AYASHIGE (WRENCH) 12. BLOOD ON BLOOD (BEEBEAT MIX) remixed by iLL 13. BUBBLE TRIP (HEX CLUB MIX) remixed by Hex Hector
BONNIE PINK (born 16 April 1973 in Kyoto, Japan, real name Kaori Asada) first appeared on the scene in 1995. Although her debut album, Blue Jam failed to gain her much notice, two years after meeting Cardigans producer Tore Johansson, she released Heaven’s Kitchen, an album which gained her good sales and recognition. To date she has released nine original albums and several Best of, remix, and live albums.
She has sung ending themes for several Japanese anime: “It’s gonna rain!” for Rurouni Kenshin, “Last Kiss” for Gantz, “Cotton Candy” for Guyver: Bioboosted Armor. “Love is Bubble” is used as the theme song for the Japanese movie Memories of Matsuko, which also casts her.
BONNIE PINK is another of the multi-talented females doing it for themselves; not only a song-writer, she often takes part in the composing process and has proved to have talent in it. Her style is somewhat softer than singers such as Shiina Ringo, but her skill is no less evident. She also has a talent for singing in both English and Japanese with reasonable skill.
During their nine years of existence, the cryptically named Bugy Craxone has been one of the busiest and most prolific bands in Japan’s underground. Originally forming in Sapporo in 1997, the band uprooted to Tokyo in 1998 and scored a contract with major label Victor Entertainment, their debut album blanket following in December of 1999.
Bugy Craxone’s early sound was through and through (but well-executed) alt-rock: Suzuki Yukiko’s delicate and occasionally blustery vocals, comparable with the lighter side of soon-to-be contemporary Mikami Chisako (of fra-foa), juxtaposed with beefy power chords.